Land Rover achieves Environmental Certification for the Range Rover Evoque life cycle study
We’re very pleased to announce that we recently received certification from the VCA (Vehicle Certification Agency) for a comprehensive ‘cradle-to-grave’ life cycle study which analyses the environmental impact of the new Range Rover Evoque – from manufacturing, through a lifetime of customer use, to ultimate disposal and recycling.
This is a great achievement for us for two reasons. Firstly, this is the first time that Land Rover has received VCA approval following a detailed life cycle, and secondly, we’re proud to be one of the few vehicle manufacturers to have completed an officially recognised study of the environmental impact of a vehicle.
The report highlights many of the processes that make the Range Rover Evoque the brand’s lightest and most efficient vehicles to date. These include the use of recycled materials, lightweight components and stop start technology. The cradle-to-grave study also highlights sustainability measures that have been built into the manufacturing process such as such as the installation in the Paint Shop of the latest generation of fully flexible paint application equipment for Evoque’s contrast roof option, thus reducing paint consumption and solvent emissions. In addition, the ventilation systems in body construction have been rationalised, giving a 25% reduction in electricity consumption.
We are fully focused on maintaining our commitment to sustainable engineering and life cycle assessment is a core part of our engineering practice.
Watch the video below or visit our interactive website to see the Range Rover Evoque life cycle study brought to life and to better understand all of the sustainability attributes that Land Rover vehicles offer.